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Pat Van Den Berghe (#47310624)
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Please do not be mean, everyone who has what they won't do for people won't find any assistance from this researcher. Don't horde grave sites. If you are an FAG Nazi think about what you can do for people who are looking for relatives, you have no right to hold family members of any rank hostage. Stop the insanity of the numbers game, please!

Currently photograhping/researching the Valley Cemetery in Manchester, NH. This cemetery was the first public cemetery in the City. The first burial was in July 1841. It is now closed, as there is no longer any space. One must be a blood relative of a grave owner to be buried there. Therefore, no money is generated for care. There are a few Rev War, Sp AM, many CW soldiers, a few from WWI and WWII, Korea and one soldier from Vietnam.

I have added many names from this cemetery, it may look like numbers issue but it is to ensure that an appropriate history, if there is one can be documented by my having ownership and that stones can be uploaded and any information will stand as the love and respect I have for the residents of this fading jewel. If I can find no info or there is no stone, I will document such. I have loved this cemetery for almost 50 years and I will transfer outside the fag guidelines. I am not one to add names without doing research but unfortunately an individual was doing such and was asked to stop and or transfer and the person didn't respond.

The founders of the city of Manchester, and the robber barons of the numerous mills, as Manchester, NH, was at one time the manufacturing capital of the World, are residents of this lovely Victorian Cemetery.

The cemetery is essentially divided into two parts with the "Valley" dividing it. There is one Street that hosts many of the wealthy, however most of the cemetery can have a lot of a millionaire and a mill worker in the next lot. It is a beautiful garden style cemetery fashioned after Auburn Cemetery, in Massachusetts. The 19.4 acres was donated by the Amoskeag Mfg. Co to accommodate the growing city, as church cemetery's became overwhelmed, and laws went into place regarding burials.

This writer is hoping to generate interest from the City and vounteers to keep this cemetery cared for and too show pride for the history of the residents of this beautiful resting place.

Will assist with photo request for Manchester, Goffstown, Hooksett and perhaps So. NH, please let me know what area so I can see if I can assist. Also, if you find any errors in what I have submitted please advise, I carefully research information before adding it to the internet but old records can be tricky. Thanks for understanding.
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Star Rhodes
RE: Joseph Lafrenier Immaculate Conception
Unfortunately I don't this one is not a direct relation. Sorru
Added by Star Rhodes on Aug 27, 2017 10:53 AM
Thank you
Thank you for leaving a token/flowers on Kristi's memorial. I always feel a little bit of warmth knowing others have visited her. Much appreciated. b
Added by BLC on Aug 10, 2017 8:49 AM
Paul Schnizler
RE: Jewish Cemetery/Pelham
We were both in the Valley Cemetery over the weekend looking to see if we could fulfill a request or two. She is the one that spotted the Mary Websters. We were also trying to get in to take a couple of crypt photos inside the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Manch, but there was a wedding go on, so we went to teh Red Arrow dinner to treat ourselves to pie and coffee.
Added by Paul Schnizler on Jul 25, 2017 10:34 AM
Paul Schnizler
RE: Montefiore Israel Brotherhood Cemetery
PS: Judy Birch (below) is my wife. 😁
Added by Paul Schnizler on Jul 23, 2017 5:55 PM
Paul Schnizler
RE: Montefiore Israel Brotherhood Cemetery
I learned that the cemetery is only opened on the four high Jewish holidays. It took me some digging but I found the synagogue that manages it. . You will find a link on their page about the cemetery. Mark Rosengard is the point of contact. I contacted him and he just happened to going there on the following Sunday for an unveiling. So we met and he was very helpful. Give it a try and good luck.
Added by Paul Schnizler on Jul 23, 2017 5:49 PM
Judy Birch
Mary Webster (Valley Cemetery)
Hi Pat--
As you will see, I found 2 Mary Websters at the cemetery. I uploaded both to the memorial. I'll let you decide which is the one you were looking for.
Added by Judy Birch on Jul 22, 2017 2:36 PM
Elizabeth Davis
RE: Mary Elizabeth Burbank
I found her on the 1870 and 1880 census with her parents and added those details to her memorial. I have a lot of relatives in Ausable and Clintonville, but I don't think they married into the Snows and Burbanks. Best, Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth Davis on Jun 18, 2017 7:21 PM
RE: Thomas/Rebecca Currier
Thank you for your prompt reply! Great work you do!
Added by Jole on Jun 10, 2017 12:42 AM
Karyl Bissell Jorgenson
William Harvey Snow
Hi again Pat,

I'm on a roll with the Snows! I requested a photo of the gravestone for William Harvey & in looking at it now, it shows William was born in 1925 & died in 1925. I'm wondering if this William was a baby of Guy & Margaret's. I can't find a death record for William Harvey Snow in 1925. Are you sure that's when he died? The photographer says the cemetery only shows one William Snow buried there & he thinks it belongs to a child but not sure.

Added by Karyl Bissell Jorgenson on May 04, 2017 8:42 PM
Karyl Bissell Jorgenson
Annie Bissell Snow
Hi Pat!

I noticed your write-up shows Annie was married to Rufus & Elizabeth Thayer. (Oops! :) I know you meant they were her parents. Can you correct that?

Hope all is well...

Added by Karyl Bissell Jorgenson on May 04, 2017 7:30 PM
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